October 6, 2001
Toyota Motor Company, Ltd. Recalls 2001 Toyota
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
Toyota Highlander models manufactured between
August 2000 - May 2001
On certain sport utility vehicles, the reservoir filler cap of the brake
master cylinder may induce a vacuum, introducing some air into the brake
master cylinder reservoir. This could cause abnormal brake noise and
increased pedal stroke when the brakes are applied. The increased pedal
stroke will lengthen the stopping distance of the vehicle, increasing the
risk of a crash.
Dealers will bleed the air from the brake lines and replace the reservoir
filler cap. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July
30, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V228/Toyota Recall No. SSC 10G]
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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